CC Sabathia made his spring training debut Friday against the Miami Marlins and left after five innings with a 3-2 lead.
But the Yankees' ace barely lit up the radar gun -- his fastball loitered in the 88-90 mph range -- and he allowed eight hits, all of them singles, to a relatively weak-hitting Marlins club.
Sabathia should be owned in all fantasy formtats. Grab him while you still can if you haven't already.
Analyst: Mike Mohr View Profile
It's fair to say that Sabathia may have fallen out of the top tier, and Elite status, as far as SP's go, due to his ominous elbow issues from last season. Taking all of that into consideration, he is still a proven workhorse playing for a competitive NYY team; as long as he is their #1 starter and in good health, we are not too concerned about slightly diminished velocity in spring training. C.C. can be drafted confidently as a #2 pitcher in all formats and should be targeted in the top 7 rounds of all drafts.
Analyst: RotoBaller.com View Profile